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NOVEMBER 7-11, 2018

Food is America's true obsession. Online and local recipe competitions give home cooks a venue for showing off their best stuff and competing with their own culinary creations.

The World Food Championship will select 40 winners from branded competitions, online recipe contests, live cookoffs and award-winning chefs to receive automatic invitations to enter and compete at The World Food Championships.  The competitors in the World Recipe Championship will be creating dishes that focus on one highlighted ingredient or theme. The champion will earn their right to fight for the grand prize and the coveted title of World Food Champion.

The following competitions are State Qualifiers for the 2018 World Chicken Championship:
Alabama State Qualifier / Alabama Coasting Multi-Media – 2018 - Various Locations in Alabama
California State Qualifier / Cali Cooking Competition – 10/13/18-10/14/18 - Hollywood, California
Missouri State Qualifier / The Show Me Series (ACWW) – 6/21/18 – Kansas City, Missouri
Missouri State Qualifier / The Show Me Series (ACWW) – 6/14/18 – Columbia, Missouri
Tennessee State Qualifier / Springer's Scenic City Wings – 9/23/18 – Chattanooga, Tennessee
Texas State Qualifier / Super Chef Series – 10/3/18-10/6/18 – Port Aransas, Texas

The following competitions are State Partner Authorized Qualifiers for the 2018 World Chicken Championship:
BKW Big Kahuna Wing Festival - 6/16/18 - Knoxville, Tennessee

The following competitions are Elite Qualifiers for the 2018 World Chicken Championship:
Walmart Online Recipe Contest "Food Champ Fresh"/Wild Card Elite Division – 7/20/18-7/30/18 – ONLINE
Wild Card Elite Division - 2/1/18-10/1/18 - ONLINE

The following competitions are International Qualifiers for the 2019 World Chicken Championship:
Caribbean Food Championships - 8/18/18-8/19/18 - San Juan, Puerto Rico

The following competitions are automatic qualifiers for the 2018 World Chicken Championship:

United States Events

Event Location Date
Culinary Fight Club - 2017Various Locations, US
2018 WFC Wait List - ChickenUS
Walmart Online Recipe Contest "Food Champ Fresh"Various Locations, USJul 20, 2018
Hog Eye BBQUSSep 13, 2018
WFC: 2017 WFC Top Ten RecipeOrange Beach, AL, USNov 12, 2017
WFC: 2016 World Food Champion - Kari LukeOrange Beach, AL, US
WFC: 2016 World Recipe Champion - Anthony SerranoOrange Beach, AL, US
Alabama State Qualifier / WFC Team AlabamaVarious Locations, AL, US
WFC: 2017 WFC Super Qualifier - Isabel MinunniOrange Beach, AL, USNov 12, 2017
Wings & Wine (Comedienne Joy's Special Event)Birmingham, AL, USMar 15, 2018
2017 WFC Top Ten RecipeOrange Beach, AL, USNov 12, 2017
WFC: 2017 World Food Champion - Lisa GwatneyOrange Beach, AL, US
Alabama State Qualifier / EAT Montgomery ThrowdownMontgomery, AL, USAug 3, 2018
Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival Steak Cookoff (Appetizer competition)Warren, AR, USJun 9, 2018
Elkhorn Liquors East of the Rockies Steak Challenge (Appetizer competition)Garfield, AR, USMar 10, 2018
Mark West Wines Ultimate Grilling ChallengeCA, US
California State Qualifier / Cali Cooking CompetitionHollywood, CA, US
Summer Splash Steak & Chicken Wing Cookoff (Chicken Wing competition)Jacksonville, FL, USAug 4, 2018
Seminole Heights 2nd Annual Mac & Cheese CookoffTampa, FL, USFeb 11, 2018
Georgia State Qualifier / Atlanta Food WarsVarious Locations, GA, US
Springer Mountain Farms - Made South Champion - Chef EricToccoa, GA, US
Springer Mountain Farms - Chef HeatherCleveland, GA, US
Mac & Cheese FestChicago, IL, USNov 4, 2017
Heritage Day's Steak Throwdown (Chicken Wing competition)Belvidere, IL, USJun 22, 2018
CHEF JJ'S EGGFESTIndianapolis, IN, USMay 19, 2018
Kickin" Up Dust Steak Cookoff (Appetizer competition)Wichita, KS, USApr 28, 2018
Taste of Blanchard Steak Challenge (Chicken Wing competition)Blanchard, LA, USJan 12, 2018
North Louisiana Injured Sportsman's Benefit Steak Cookoff (Appetizer competition)Monroe, LA, USMar 3, 2018
MacDaddy Vegan Mac N Cheeze Cook-offWorcester, MA, USJan 27, 2018
Pits N Grills Steak Cookoff (Chicken Wing competition)Springfield, MO, US
Magnolia Steak Cookoff (Appetizer competition)Horn Lake, MS, USApr 21, 2018
Bikers Blues BBQ Rally (Chicken Wing competition)Salsbury, NC, USSep 14, 2018
King Arthur Flour Baking ContestRaleigh, NC, USOct 22, 2017
North Carolina Pecan Association Pecan Recipe ContestRaleigh, NC, USOct 19, 2017
Helping U BBQ's Triple Threat Match (#1, #2 and #3) (Chicken Wing competition)Omaha, NE, USApr 14, 2018
Munch Madness Steak Cookoff (Chicken Wing competition)Rahway, NJ, USApr 28, 2018
WFC: 2013 World Recipe Champion - Beth PetersonLas Vegas, NV, US
Brooklyn Soup TakedownBrooklyn, NY, USJan 21, 2018
Chili and Wing Cook OffMansfield, OH, USJun 9, 2018
#TOA2017 - Lesa SampsonONLINE, US
WFC: Food Champ Online Recipe Contests - 2nd-5th PlaceONLINE, US
WFC: Golden Ticket Chicken Champ Contest - 1st PlaceONLINE, US
Mrs. Blum's Recipe ContestONLINE, USJan 1, 2018
WFC: #Taste of America - Chicken - 1st PlaceONLINE, USJun 1, 2018
WFC: Food Champ Online Recipe Contests - 1st PlaceONLINE, US
WFC: #Taste of America - Steak - 1st PlaceONLINE, USJun 1, 2018
WFC: #TOA2017 - Joe SampsonONLINE, USFeb 1, 2018
Alabama Seafood Showdown - GSOBT Online Recipe Contest - 2nd & 3rd PlaceONLINE, USJun 1, 2018
Walmart Online Recipe Contest - Runner-upONLINE, USJul 20, 2018
Ernie's Best Wings Chicken Wing Cook-OffErie, PA, USJan 27, 2018
Hilton Head Island Eggfest (Mystery Appetizer competition)Hilton Head Island, SC, USMar 10, 2018
Nashville Scene Hot Chicken WeekNashville, TN, USJan 22, 2018
Tennessee State Qualifier / Springer’s Scenic City WingsChattanooga, TN, USSep 23, 2018
Nashville Scene - Best of Nashville 2017 - ChickenNashville, TN, US
Tennessee State Qualifier / Big Kahuna Wing FestivalKnoxville, TN, USJun 16, 2018
Springer Mountain Farms - Southern Knife Fight Champion - Chef RichardNashville, TN, US
Springer Mountain Farms - Southern Wing Showdown - Chef Matthew BasfordNashville, TN, USAug 5, 2018
Texas State Qualifier / Super Chef SeriesPort Aransas, TX, USOct 3, 2018
Thanksgiving Dutch Oven Cook-OffDenison, TX, USNov 18, 2017
Milwaukee WingfestMilwaukee, WI, USOct 29, 2017

International Events

Event Location Date
Special Invitation - Food Diaries (Masala TV cooking show)TV, PK